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My Wyndham: Libby Fifis

MY WYNDHAM: This year is the World Health Organisation’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee’s general manager and...

Mercy patient numbers soar

Werribee Mercy Hospital is becoming busier than ever, but still meeting its key performance targets, new state government data shows. Health and Ambulance Services Minister...

Screen time affecting young eyes

Hundreds of children and teenagers living in Wyndham are spending four hours or more per day looking at digital screens, according to new research. Specsavers...

Hospital visits could be prevented: report

The number of potentially preventable hospitalisations in Wyndham has increased by thousands of cases across five years, according to a new report. The Australian Institute...

Ethan’s fight for life

Six-year-old Ethan is a sports and television-loving little boy who is facing a heartbreaking fight for life. On AFL Grand Final week last year, his...

Influenza cases soar in Wyndham

Influenza cases in Wyndham soared to nearly 3000 in the past year to December - more than five times the number recorded 12 months...

Bacchus Marsh revs up for health

Car enthusiasts and rev heads are set to take over Maddingley Park this weekend, with the David Calleja Memorial Car Show on again. The main...

Surgery wait times cut down

Wyndham patients have been waiting less time than ever before for elective surgery and urgent specialist appointments new data shows. Hospital and ambulance performance data...

$20m aged care plan

A planning application for a six to eight-storey aged care and retirement home in Werribee has been lodged with Wyndham council. The $20 million development,...

Heart help close to home

The heart health of Wyndham residents is now in even better hands, with St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee preparing to launch a full angioplasty...

Eggs are on the menu

Sienna and Lara know that eggs are a subject worth getting your feathers ruffled for. The sisters, pictured in Werribee, are looking forward to World...

Special day for Mercy Hospital

The new Paediatrics and Special Care Nursery has opened its doors at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Clinical director Dr Kathy McMahon said the newly renovated surgical...

Healthy holiday fun

Soccer, softball and special fitness sessions for seniors are some of the activities on offer during Wyndham council’s annual Healthy and Active Expo. The festival,...

Health for all

A sports, recreation and health program for people of all abilities has been launched at Eagle Stadium in Werribee. Leisure Networks, which supports people with...

Farewell to a dental friend, Dr Durham

Dentist Dr Pauline Durham is retiring after more than four decades of caring for the teeth of many Wyndham residents. Dr Durham, who started at...

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Scholarship to address nurse shortage

Wyndham council has announced a new scholarship program is now available for eligible to registered nurses and midwives to help further their studies and...